Restaurant Review: The Mayfair Chippy. Mum was visiting which was a great excuse to try the The Mayfair Chippy. If you’re looking for fish and chips in Aldgate or restaurants near the Curzon cinema in Aldgate, try this place.
“Tuck into a delicious helping of fish and chips, a vegan or vegetarian alternative at this quintessentially British restaurant located in Aldgate,” Homegirl London
The Mayfair Chippy Menu
This restaurant specialises in fish and chips which is mum’s favourite food. When she visits, we try our best to scout out a decent British restaurant for her. We were going to see a film at the Curzon Aldgate and I’d spotted this place before so was looking forward to checking it out.
We just ordered main courses, but the starters looked very tempting. Mussel Popcorn, Black Pudding Fritters, Retro Prawn Cocktail and Heritage Beetroot Salad were featured. It was no surprise that mum settled on the Mayfair Classic. This comprised of Beer Battered Cod on a bed of chips with three cute little pots of Mushy Peas, Tartar Sauce and Chip Shop Curry. She was very happy and said the fish was delicious with the best batter she’d ever tasted, and mum knows here stuff when it comes to fish and chips!
Mayfair Classic Fish and Chips (mum squeezed her lemon over the fish before I took a picture!)
I was very happy to see that they had Vegan Fish and Chips on the menu. The ‘Fish’ is a fried fillet of jack fruit with tofu. I don’t actually like tofu, so I went for the Vegetarian Classic of Fried West Sussex Halloumi. You get three large pieces of Halloumi in a batter which tasted amazing, very succulent and the batter was beautiful.
Homeboy settled on the Spiced Salmon Fish Cakes which he thoroughly enjoyed. Other dishes included Shepherd’s Pie, Longhorn Rib Steak, Carlingford Rock Oysters, Cornish Crab on Toast and Steamed Mussels. Sides included Slaw, Greens with Mustard Butter and House Pickles.
Spiced Salmon Fish Cakes
The portion sizes were decent, so we didn’t have room for dessert. I did have a look and saw Apple and Blackberry Crumble, Sticky Date Pudding and a Rhubarb and Custard Trifle. The drinks list includes wine, spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee.
Fentimans Rose Lemonade
To give you the idea of price points the Mayfair Classic Fish and Chips is £16.75, 3 Oysters are £9.50, Shepherd’s Pie is £14.95, and Desserts are £5.25-7.50. It is on the expensive side but good quality.
The Mayfair Chippy Interiors
The Interiors are comfortable and just right for this type of restaurant. There are two sides of windows, so you get a great view of the street which is busy during the week but quiet at the weekend. The tables are covered in mismatched tiles. The floor is black and white checkerboard style. Some of the walls are clad in wood panelling or white tiles. It is cosy and relaxing.
The Mayfair Chippy Information
To find out more about the restaurant go to The Mayfair Chippy Website. The address is 140 Minories, London EC3N 1NT. The nearest stations are Aldgate, Aldgate East and Tower Hill. Current opening times listed are Monday to Sunday 12 noon until 10 pm with last orders 15 minutes before closing. You can also take away from 11.30 am and 9.45 pm. The other branches are in Mayfair (hence the name) and Clapham.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy and Mum for dining with me.